Plugin - Google Tracker (Track form events, abandonment and referers)

RSForm!Pro Google Tracker Plugin

Important: The RSForm!Pro Google Tracker plugin is commercial. It needs to be purchased separately from your RSJoomla! account by heading to My Memberships & License codes > RSForm!Pro and clicking on the “buy plugins” button. Also note that your account needs to hold an active RSForm!Pro subscription.

The RSForm!Pro Google Tracker plugin is a plugin that once installed and enabled will allow you to add your Google Analytics code to your site and keep track of your form events.

Downloading and Installing the plugin
Download

You can download the plugin by logging with your purchase user, then head to Downloads > Paid Downloads > RSForm!Pro > Modules & Plugins > "Google Tracker Plugin for Joomla! 3.0".


Install

In the backend of your Joomla! installation go to the Extensions > Install/Uninstall page, and install the plugin. Next thing is to publish the plugin, to do this go to Extensions > Plug-in Manager, search for the "RSForm! Pro - Google Tracker" plugin and publish it.


Configuring the plugin

Configuring the Google Tracker plugin can be done from Components >> RSForm!Pro >> Configuration >> Google Analytics tab:


  • Use own tracking code: No / Yes
  • Insert tracking code here: this option is used in order to add your Google Analytics tracking code

You can customise the tracking messages using the following options:

  • Form has been loaded - custom message recorded when the form has been loaded
  • Form has been seen - custom message recorded when the form has been seen
  • An input has been focused - custom message recorded when an input has been focused
  • Form has been submitted - custom message recorded when the form has been submitted
  • Form has been submitted successfully - custom message recorded when the form has been submitted successfully
  • Form has been submitted with errors - custom message recorded when the form has been submitted with errors
  • Changing to next page - custom message recorded when changing the page
  • Successfully changed to next page - custom message recorded when successfully changing the page
  • Changing to next page failed - custom message recorded when changing to next page failed
  • Form has been abandoned - custom message recorded when the form has been abandoned

Note: If the custom messages are not defined, then the default ones will be recorded.

Plugin Form Fields


Referrer field - this field is used in order to record the page the user was viewing before the submission of the form was made. The referer will be visible within the Submissions View section of the form.


Page field - this field is used in order to record the page where the form was submitted. If the form is displayed on multiple pages, you will be able to view page where the submission of the form was made, within the Submissions View section.

Note: These fields will not be visible in the frontend. They will be added as hidden fields at the bottom of the form.

Tutorial: How to use Google Tracker plugin
Generate a Google Analytics tracking code
  • Sign in into your Google Analytics account
  • Select the Admin tab.
  • Select an account from the dropdown in the ACCOUNT column.
  • Select a property from the dropdown in the PROPERTY column.
  • Under PROPERTY, click Tracking Info > Tracking Code.
  • Copy the tracking script

Configure the RSForm!Pro Google Tracker plugin
  • Head to Components > RSForm!Pro > Configuration > Google Analytics tab
  • Make sure the Use own tracking code option is set to No
  • Paste the tracking script without the <script></script> tags into the Insert tracking code here field
  • Customise the tracking messages(optional)
  • Head to Components > RSForm!Pro > Manage Forms > Select your form > Properties > Google Tracking tab
  • Set to Yes the Use Google Analytics Event Tracking? option
  • Specify the category of the event being tracked
  • Specify the label of the event being tracked
  • Go to Events section at the bottom
  • Activate the events that should be tracked
  • Submit the form
  • Head to your Google Analytics account > In real time tab
  • Check your Events section

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